How anyone could begin to even walk in these is totally beyond me. Thank goodness most women didn't even try. I can only imagine the injuries that would come from that endeavour. Besides, in my opinion they are really ugly!
Photo credit: Christie’s
Though they haven’t been around long enough to really be historic, as they were designed by Alexander McQueen in 2010, armadillo shoes will surely go down as one of the worst of the worst. Everyone hopes these shoes will stay in the annals of fashion history, where they belong, never to be seen on a runway or at an award show again.
The first line of armadillo shoes were carved out of wood, which means they’re probably just as uncomfortable as they appear. The shoes were famously worn by Lady Gaga, who is notorious for bizarre fashion choices, and they sold for around $3,900 to $10,000 per pair. Only a relative few were ever produced—and only for extremely special clients, such as Gaga herself. Though Gaga made them work, one Vogue fashion blogger admitted they are impossible to walk in. No surprise there.
Maybe Lady Gaga could pull these shoes off, but I seriously doubt that anyone else could, no matter how hard they try. That's probably a good thing. Makes a good topic for Freaky Friday, though.
Coffee out on the patio again this morning...OK?